# Problem: Which of the following transitions represent  absorption of a photon with the  highest frequency? n = 3 to n = 1n = 2 to n = 4n = 1 to n = 2n = 6 to n = 3n = 1 to n = 3

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We’re being asked to determine which of the given transitions represent the absorption of a photon with the highest frequency.

In absorptionan electron gains energy and becomes excited. In this excited state, the electron moves to a higher energy level

lower energy level → higher energy level

In emission, the electron releases its excess energy to go down to a lower energy level.

higher energy level → lower energy level

The diagram below shows how much energy is required when an electron goes from 1 shell to another. Distance = Energy

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Which of the following transitions represent  absorption of a photon with the  highest frequency?

1. n = 3 to n = 1
2. n = 2 to n = 4
3. n = 1 to n = 2
4. n = 6 to n = 3
5. n = 1 to n = 3 What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

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